Nestled just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean and dissected by numerous rivers and waterways, Savannah is a seafood lover's paradise, with fresh, delicious fish and shellfish available all over the city.
For a traditional seafood experience, head out to Tybee Island and grab a seat at the Crab Shack, a longtime favorite that specializes in peel-and-eat shrimp, crabs and oysters. Other Tybee Island favorites include A-J’s Dockside, Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp, StingRays Restaurant and CoCo’s Sunset Café.
Those who don’t feel like venturing out of Savannah’s Historic District will find a nice selection of eateries with extensive seafood menus within easy walking distance. The Olde Pink House, one of the city’s finest dining establishments, has dozens of seafood options, among them seafood platters, shrimp and grits, blackened oysters and crispy fried lobster tails. Several River Street eateries also serve up great seafood, including Barracuda Bob’s Bar and Grill, the River House, Bernie’s Oyster House, the Shrimp Factory and Tubby’s Tankhouse.
Some of the city’s best seafood restaurants are located away from the hustle and bustle of Tybee and Downtown Savannah. Favorites include popular Sandfly restaurant Driftaway Café and Pearl’s Saltwater Grille, a Savannah gem that overlooks the Herb River. Other local favorites include Russo’s Seafood Restaurant in Midtown and Tortugas Island Grill in Thunderbolt.